If you want to know about us,

Date: January 7, 2024 6:01 am Published By: “If you want to know about us, examine our buildings.” Inscription on a Timurid building in Samarkand.

Cambridge Central Mosque

Date: August 10, 2023 7:25 pm Published By: Cambridge Central Mosque The design brief for the Cambridge Central Mosque required the weaving of the traditional elements of the building with the contemporary aspects of our current time. This contrasts to the formulation of most modern buildings that lack reference to history, culture and the building’s setting. The design for the Cambridge Mosque was… View Article

Suleymaniye Mosque

Date: July 21, 2022 12:35 pm Published By: Suleymaniye Mosque The Suleymaniye Mosque, completed during the ‘Golden Age’ of the Ottoman Empire, was dedicated to Suleyman the Magnificent, the longest serving and greatest of the Ottoman sultans. At the helm of this vast empire, Suleyman instituted major judicial and social changes by harmonizing sultanic and religious law. He was also a great patron… View Article

The Taj Mahal

Date: May 26, 2022 6:40 am Published By: The Taj Mahal The Taj Mahal is the most famous example of Indian architecture – thought by many to be the finest building in the world. It’s the most magnificent in a series of mausoleum complexes built by the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. What is notable is that the emperor Shah Jahan built this… View Article

The Alhambra

Date: May 7, 2022 8:01 am Published By: The Alhambra Reputedly the most visited tourist site in the world after the Taj Mahal, the Alhambra stands loftily as an icon to the seven hundred year rule of Islam in Spain, that was typified by tolerance and an enormous educational, cultural and religious output, possibly never to be matched again in European history. The… View Article

The Dome of the Rock

Date: March 10, 2022 7:01 am Published By: The Dome of the Rock The Dome of the Rock is prominently located in the Old City of Jerusalem on an artificial platform created in the time of King Herod, which is part of an area known as the ‘Haram ash-Sharif’ (the ‘Noble Sacred Enclosure’). The Dome of the Rock is centrally located above the… View Article